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From the Branches: Blue Knight Special

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Great news for Leafs prospects Mitch Marner and JJ Piccinich, not so great news for Esleldo: The London Knights defeated the Niagara Ice Dogs in the OHL Championship Final. The Knights will now move on to the Memorial Cup.

Marner also won the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award for being the playoff MVP

In other Leafs prospect news Andreas Johnson appears to be feeling better. Head injuries are difficult to assess, so I don't think anyone is going to rush him back to the playoffs.

And speaking of the Calder Cup Playoffs, game 5 of the Marlies-Devils series is tonight. Tonight's winner will head back to Toronto for game 6 with a chance at eliminating the other. Buy your game 6 tickets with our 30% discount code "PPPMARLIES16"!

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Blues 6 - Stars 1

The Dallas Stars uniforms are described as being the colour "Victory Green," but blue was the colour of victory last night, and it wasn't even close. The Stars had a goaltending meltdown, with Kari Lehtonen letting in 4 goals on 8 SOG in the first period, though one of those goals was overturned on a micro-offside challenge.

Antti Niemi started the second period, but he didn't help, letting in 2 more. With a 5-0 deficit entering the 3rd period you could tell the Stars already knew it was all over.

Round 2, Game 7 Recap: Is This Real Life? - St. Louis Game Time
Can we drop the "same old Blues" gimmick now?

One of Stars' Best Seasons Ends in Worst Possible Way - Defending Big D
It went from bad to worse to less worse to worse again to really bad, and that was just the first period.

Tonight one of San Jose or Nashville will be eliminated finalising the round. The Conference finals kick off tomorrow with the Penguins and Bolts.

Other News

Team Canada is playing Korbinian Holzer and friends at 1:15PM EDT!

World junior hockey ticket prices cut in hopes of filling Bell Centre - The Globe and Mail
Empty seats in 2015 killed atmosphere at some world junior hockey championship games

What Makes Jesse Puljujarvi So Good? - SB Nation College Hockey
He may be "the third guy" in this year's Draft, but in other years, a player with Jesse Puljujarvi's talent could easily go first overall.

UFA RW P.A. Parenteau - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Why should the Flames be interested in Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau?

What is Del Zotto doing shirtless with these two parrots? - Broad Street Hockey
Michael Del Zotto is keeping it interesting this off-season.

Jenny Scrivens Announces Retirement - Blueshirt Banter
The first Riveter to officially retire is goaltender Jenny Scrivens who did a great deal more for the team and the league than just stop hockey pucks.